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Cat House on the Kings: It’s Very Hot Here, We Have a SoCal Angel, (22) Kitten Tails

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



The July heat has been brutal and unrelenting. Cat House cats are kept cool with fans and misters. The cats, of course, have the option to go into the air conditioned house, but many prefer to be outside.

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Great Food Search: Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


In November 1963, it was the first pizzeria in Reedley. Now in its fifty-fifth year, Valentino’s Italian Restaurant is still boiling, baking, and dishing out the good stuff.

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Alley Cat Rescue

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Diana Hockley


We are always on the lookout for animal rescues to feature because what they do is so important. This week we are talking with Brianna Grant from Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.

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Return to Hiroshima By Bob Van Laerhoven: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson




This is a complicated tale of greed, corruption, and madness set in the world of 1995 Japan with flashbacks to the end of WWII as the atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.

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Coming Attractions: The Dog Days of Summer

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Coming Attractions! SECTION

by Sunny Frazier


Poodles and pugs, lighthouses and cruises, knitting and noshing, this month’s column has it all—plus astrology! Enjoy these summer reads.

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Ice Blonde Novella By Elaine Viets

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



Missouri’s Death Investigator Angela Richman has survived six strokes, brain surgery, and a coma, but even before the trauma, she has never fully understood the pretentious privilege of Chouteau County.

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New Teen Theatre Company in Selma

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center in Selma, CA has been providing the Valley with some awesome theatre (check our review of Bring It On), and now it has started a brand new theatre adventure-they have created a special theatre company just for teens.

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Jessica’s July Video Game News

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Ham


As the days go by and we still do not have more news on Red Dead Redemption 2, we must soldier on and be happy about the other video games in our lives.

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Local Artist Profile: Daniel Van Gerpen

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


When viewed from the air, the Central Valley spreads out like a jigsaw puzzle made up of grids of green and meandering blue stripes, but to Fresno artist Daniel Van Gerpen, the heart of the Valley can be seen from the sky.

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Urinetown: The Musical Presented by StageWorks Fresno

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In my review of Bring It On this week, I talked about the wide variety of shows on stage in the Valley right now, which includes the irreverent and hilarious Urinetown presented by StageWorks Fresno.

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Bring It On The Musical At The Selma Arts Center

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bring It On: The Musical is loosely based on the movie of the same name, which focuses on the world of competitive high school cheerleading. The music was written by Tim Kitt and the very well known Lin-Manuel Miranda, with lyrics by Amanda Green and Miranda.

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Feral Paws Rescue: A Very Special Family

FROM THE July 21 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


It was late summer in 2017 when Feral Paws Rescue was asked to pull some cats and kittens from the CCSPCA in Fresno. They brought a mother and her two kittens back to the Rescue, along with others whose lives needed to be saved.

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Buried in Books By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE July 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



It’s finally happening. Rare book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is marrying Derek Stone, the dashing British security expert whom she first met over a dead body.

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What Does the Reedley Chamber of Commerce Do?

FROM THE July 21 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Ever wonder what exactly a Chamber of Commerce does? We took some time to sit down with Erik Valencia, the Executive Director of the Reedley Chamber of Commerce, to find out. Erik has been in this position for almost a year having begun on August 28, 2017.

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